3 DIY Christmas Balloon Decoration Ideas

Christmastime is upon us which means it's time to deck the halls with all things festive. Whether you're decorating your home, an office, or event space, these balloon decorations will add a whimsical touch to your holiday decor. Get crafty this season with three Santa approved balloon decoration ideas that'll bring on the oohs and ahhs. 

Green Christmas tree made out of balloons.

1. Balloon Christmas Tree Decoration

Assemble Time: Est. 1-hour | 2-3 Person Assembly Suggested 

This Christmas tree made of balloons puts a unique spin on the traditional tree we all love. With bright green balloons that form the tree, white balloon ornaments scattered all over, and a vibrant gold metallic star on top, you'll get that same jolly feeling a classic Christmas tree gives you. Perfect for schools, office spaces, and homes, this Christmas balloon tree is fun to put up and super easy to take down.

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Supplies:

  • Balloon Pump
  • 8 Kiwi Green Balloons 
  • 15 Kiwi Green Pearl Balloons
  • 20 Kiwi Green Balloons  
  • 50 Kiwi Green Mini Balloons 
  • 50 Mini White Balloons
  • 1 Prismatic Red Curling Ribbon
  • 1 White Curling Ribbon 
  • 1 Gold Star Balloon


Inflated green balloon and hand pump.

Step 1: Inflate all balloons with air and tie a knot at the end.

Inflated green balloons tied together.

Step 2: Tie two 24-inch balloons together with the lip of the balloons; repeat until you have 4 sets of 2 balloons.

Inflated green balloons tied together.

Step 3: Lay one set of balloons on the floor and lay another set on top so the balloons form an "X". 

Step 4: Using curling ribbon, tie the four balloons together in the center. 

Step 5: Repeat steps 3-4 for the remaining 2 sets of balloons. You will now have 2 sets of 4 balloons. 

Inflated green balloons tied together.

Step 6: Stack one set of balloons on top of the other and tie both tiers together using curling ribbon. 

Inflated green balloons tied together.

Step 7: Repeat steps 2-6 with 8 12-inch balloons, 8 9-inch balloons, and 8 5-inch balloons. For step 6, stack balloons from largest to smallest at the top. (You will have 8 tiers total, 2 tiers of each size) 

Inflated green balloons with gold metallic star on top.

Step 8: Tie the star to the top tier using curling ribbon. 

Inflated green balloons an white ornament balloon.

Step 9: Cut 24 pieces of ribbon and tie in a bow. Place bows on remaining "ornament" balloons with tape or glue dots. 

Step 10: Fill in the holes on your tree by taping in "ornament" balloons. 

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Balloon Christmas ornaments on a table with place settings.

2. Balloon Christmas Ornaments

Assemble Time: Est. 45 minutes | 1-2 Person Assembly Suggested 

Elevate your holiday decor with a balloon table centerpiece. Inspired by Christmas tree ornaments, this easy DIY decoration is made with balloons, paper cups, and tinsel pipe cleaners. Create a lively Christmas tablescape by displaying the balloon ornaments down the center of a table. Complete the very merry look with Christmas-themed place settings and table scatter. 

Supply image with uninflated balloons, scissors, tape, balloon pump, paper cups, and tinsel pipe cleaners.

Supplies: 

  • 20 12-inch Balloons (Use a mix of gold, green, red, and white.)
  • 20 Paper Cups (Use a mix of gold and silver.) 
  • Tinsel Pipe Cleaners (Use a mix of gold and silver.) 
  • Balloon Pump
  • Scissors 
  • Tape 





Inflated green balloon and hand pump.

Step 1: Inflate all balloons with air and tie a knot at the end.

Gold paper cup being cut with scissors.

Step 2: Cut a cup vertically in half, then cut the bottom out. Cut the cup horizontally in half and discard the top half of the cup. 

Gold paper cup being taped.

Step 3: Tape the cup together. 

Gold paper cup with gold tinsel pipe cleaner on top.

Step 4: Cut a 5-inch piece of tinsel and create a loop by attaching the ends of the tinsel to the inside of the bottom of the cup.

Inflated green balloon with gold paper cup and gold tinsel top.

Step 5: Attach the ornament cap to the bottom of the balloon using tape. 

Step 6: Arrange balloon ornaments down the center of a table or display on a mantle. 


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Table cover cut out as a Christmas tree with balloons attached and gold tinsel.

3. Table Cover Christmas Tree with Balloon Ornaments

Assemble Time: Est. 30 minutes | 1-2 Person Assembly Suggested 

If you're looking for easy Christmas party balloon decor, look no further! This simple Christmas decoration makes a bold statement with balloons as ornaments and gold tinsel garland as an accent. Simply cut out a Christmas tree from a paper table cover, attach balloons and tinsel garland, and mount to a wall. Add a touch of holiday cheer to your event space with this look.  

Supply image with uninflated balloons, scissors, tape, balloon pump, paper cups, and gold tinsel garland.

Supplies: 

  • Green Paper Table Cover
  • 8 5-inch Balloons (Use a mix of gold, green, red, silver, and white.) 
  • Gold Tinsel Garland
  • Balloon Pump
  • Scissors 
  • Tape 
  • Glue








Green paper table cover being cut into tree.

Step 1: Cut table cover into a triangle and cut out a trapezoid from the remaining table cover pieces for the base of the tree.

Red balloon being inflated by balloon pump.

Step 2: Inflate balloons with air and tie a knot at the end. 

Green paper table cover Christmas tree with balloons attached.

Step 3: Attach balloons to  table cover using tape or glue.

Green paper table cover Christmas tree with balloons and tinsel attached.

Step 4: Glue tinsel in between balloons.

Step 5: Mount decoration to any door, entryway, or wall using tape. 

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